CMS Plans 2021 'Update' for Hospital Quality Star Ratings
Policymakers are sifting through more than 800 public comments on proposed changes to the Hospital Compare methodology.
InnovationAmazon Subsidiary Carving Out Healthcare Market Niche
Amazon Web Services is focusing on services that are not at the core of healthcare organization operations such as data...
Clinical CareSPOT on: New Decision Support Tool Reduces Sepsis Mortality by 22.9%
A new computer-based decision support tool for sepsis at HCA Healthcare harnesses pivotal data in real time.
InnovationEmerging Tech Tools: Microsoft, Providence St. Joseph Partner at Seattle Hospital
The cloud-based and AI-powered solutions will be deployed at a facility near the tech giant's headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
FinanceHumana, Epic to Collaborate on Real-Time Benefits Check
Humana's real-time benefits check tool will be integrated into Epic's e-prescribing workflow.
Clinical CareAvoidable Hospital Deaths Dip to 161K, Leapfrog Study Finds
Researchers compared the latest hospital quality ratings to rates observed three years prior, finding both progress and opportunities for much...
InnovationInvolve Docs in Using Health Data, Expert Tells Health Insurers
The reams of data on patient healthcare won't do any good if it's not given to clinicians to act on...
StrategyMore to Come This Week on Optum's Dispute with Amazon Healthcare Venture Exec
An order from the First Circuit sent the parties back to the District Court for more hearings this week on...
Clinical CareHealthgrades Names America's Best Hospitals for 2019
This year is the first time two awards have been consolidated into a single list that includes the top 250,...
InnovationHHS Interoperability Proposal Would Name-and-Shame Info Blockers
The government's plan would put pressure on hospitals and other providers that engage in 'information blocking.'
InnovationAmazon-Backed Initiative Hires Chief Technology Officer, Seeks Tech Talent
The venture's new CTO says it must recruit 'the best technology team in health care.'
StrategyDefinitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics' Data Services
The move will allow HIMSS Analytics' clients to access HIMSS' data as well as Definitive's proprietary data.